Applause cover
Applause cover for October 27, 2005.

Applause cover

Applause cover
Applause cover for October 27, 2005.

Pair play well together for children's theater

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography
NEW YORK - A bidding war for an authorized biography of the "ideas" of billionaire Warren Buffett has been won by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Set is designed to grand scale of Shakespeare play
The Augusta State University theater department has addressed the controversy inherent in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by building one of the largest sets in the school's history.

Set is designed to grand scale of Shakespeare play
The Augusta State University theater department has addressed the controversy inherent in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by building one of the largest sets in the school's history.

Galleries calendar

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography

Set is designed to grand scale of Shakespeare play

Pair play well together for children's theater
Barbara Lynne Feldman and Nancy Cisick have formed a friendship based on family, common interests and the allure of Rumplestiltskin.

Pair play well together for children's theater
Barbara Lynne Feldman and Nancy Cisick have formed a friendship based on family, common interests and the allure of Rumplestiltskin.

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography
NEW YORK - A bidding war for an authorized biography of the "ideas" of billionaire Warren Buffett has been won by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.

Astros top Cards, head to the World Series
ST. LOUIS - On this wild night of celebration, the Houston Astros owed it all to Roy Oswalt.

Astros top Cards, head to the World Series
ST. LOUIS - On this wild night of celebration, the Houston Astros owed it all to Roy Oswalt.

Unlikely pair spices up Series
CHICAGO - Back in spring training, the Houston Astros were a 20-1 shot to win the World Series. The odds on the Chicago White Sox were 22-1.

Unlikely pair spices up Series

White Sox stick with same rotation
CHICAGO - His starters threw four straight complete games to win the AL pennant, so it was no surprise and a no-brainer when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Thursday he's sticking with the same rotation for the World Series.

White Sox stick with same rotation
CHICAGO - His starters threw four straight complete games to win the AL pennant, so it was no surprise and a no-brainer when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Thursday he's sticking with the same rotation for the World Series.

White Sox stick with same rotation

Unlikely pair spices up Series
CHICAGO - Back in spring training, the Houston Astros were a 20-1 shot to win the World Series. The odds on the Chicago White Sox were 22-1.

Astros top Cards, head to the World Series

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty
ATLANTA - Through most of the 1990s, Leo Mazzone seemed to have the best job in baseball, rocking away in the Atlanta Braves dugout while he guided pitchers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty

Mazzone agrees to deal with Baltimore
ATLANTA - Leo Mazzone's reign as the Atlanta Braves' pitching coach is over after 26 years in the organization.

Mazzone agrees to deal with Baltimore

Mazzone agrees to deal with Baltimore
ATLANTA - Leo Mazzone's reign as the Atlanta Braves' pitching coach is over after 26 years in the organization.

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty
ATLANTA - Through most of the 1990s, Leo Mazzone seemed to have the best job in baseball, rocking away in the Atlanta Braves dugout while he guided pitchers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.

Hunt for director narrows
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta has needed a new executive director since June.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000
WASHINGTON - Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, pushing the total who have lost jobs because of the storms to 478,000.

South's activity is good
WASHINGTON - Many parts of the country managed to log decent economic activity in September and early October even amid the soaring energy prices and other repercussions from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Stocks off sharply on profit worries

Jobs to flourish on Sea Island
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - One of Southeast Georgia's oldest employers is adding more than 200 jobs as it brings back one of the area's signature destinations.

Hunt for director narrows

Jobs to flourish on Sea Island
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - One of Southeast Georgia's oldest employers is adding more than 200 jobs as it brings back one of the area's signature destinations.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000

Hunt for director narrows
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta has needed a new executive director since June.

South's activity is good
WASHINGTON - Many parts of the country managed to log decent economic activity in September and early October even amid the soaring energy prices and other repercussions from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month
NEW YORK - A widely watched measure of future economic activity fell for its third consecutive month in September because of rising energy costs that may slow the nation's economy through year-end, a private research group said Thursday.

Dow gets kick out of plummeting oil
NEW YORK - Stocks soared Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials gaining 128 points as a sharp drop in oil prices and a reassuring assessment of the economy helped investors overcome their disappointment over Intel Corp.'s earnings and troubling sales forecasts.

Stocks off sharply on profit worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered a sharp reversal Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping 133 points as concerns over corporate profits and economic growth reasserted themselves.

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month

Jobs to flourish on Sea Island

Stocks off sharply on profit worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered a sharp reversal Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping 133 points as concerns over corporate profits and economic growth reasserted themselves.

South's activity is good

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month
NEW YORK - A widely watched measure of future economic activity fell for its third consecutive month in September because of rising energy costs that may slow the nation's economy through year-end, a private research group said Thursday.

Dow gets kick out of plummeting oil
NEW YORK - Stocks soared Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials gaining 128 points as a sharp drop in oil prices and a reassuring assessment of the economy helped investors overcome their disappointment over Intel Corp.'s earnings and troubling sales forecasts.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000
WASHINGTON - Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, pushing the total who have lost jobs because of the storms to 478,000.

Dow gets kick out of plummeting oil

No. 3 Hokies wary of Terrapins

No. 3 Hokies wary of Terrapins
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ralph Friedgen was talking about his resurgent Maryland football team this week when someone asked him to describe his memories of last year's game against Virginia Tech.

No. 3 Hokies wary of Terrapins
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ralph Friedgen was talking about his resurgent Maryland football team this week when someone asked him to describe his memories of last year's game against Virginia Tech.

Once more, in English

Once more, in English
For better or worse, Congress is virtually certain to extend the Voting Rights Act, possibly for another quarter-century.

Wie is a victim, not a cheat

Once more, in English
For better or worse, Congress is virtually certain to extend the Voting Rights Act, possibly for another quarter-century.

Wie is a victim, not a cheat
Is there any game besides golf in which a spectator can cite a rule infraction to have a competitor disqualified a day after the incident happened?

Wrong, but inevitable
Planning Augusta's budgets is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. That somebody is city Administrator Fred Russell, and the first impression of the 2006 general-fund budget that he's proposing is that he's done a credible job under difficult circumstances.

Whose judgment should it be?
It was the Georgia Assembly's judgment this year that a photo ID needs to be required of voters in order to cut down on election fraud.

Wrong, but inevitable

Whose judgment should it be?
It was the Georgia Assembly's judgment this year that a photo ID needs to be required of voters in order to cut down on election fraud.

Wie is a victim, not a cheat
Is there any game besides golf in which a spectator can cite a rule infraction to have a competitor disqualified a day after the incident happened?

Wrong, but inevitable
Planning Augusta's budgets is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. That somebody is city Administrator Fred Russell, and the first impression of the 2006 general-fund budget that he's proposing is that he's done a credible job under difficult circumstances.

Whose judgment should it be?

Club calendar
It's Ladies Night at Coyote's, so be sure to wear your really nice cowboy hat if you go. 2512 Peach Orchard Road; 560-9245

Stuff to do
Atlanta-based popular culture mag Paste will hold its inaugural Rock 'n' Reel Festival on Saturday and Sunday at East Decatur Station, 619 E. College Ave. in Decatur, Ga.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Does Vinnifer have the same ring to it as Brangelina?

What's For Lunch: Tap Tap
Tap Tap is located at 1034 Broad St. in Augusta.

What's For Lunch: Tap Tap
Tap Tap is located at 1034 Broad St. in Augusta.

Pizzeria owner moves eatery to Augusta
Pizza has returned to Gordon Highway. Zorba's Pizza & Grill has opened in a space that once housed a Pizza Hut. Owner Nick Chionakis said he sold Nick's House of Pizza in Aiken, which he owned for 10 years, and moved across the street from the Regency Mall to be closer to friends in the Greek community.

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children
COMPTON, Calif. - Bill Cosby, who created a stir in the black community when he criticized young people for the way they speak, challenged parents in this crime-plagued, largely minority city to set goals for their children.

Stuff to do
Atlanta-based popular culture mag Paste will hold its inaugural Rock 'n' Reel Festival on Saturday and Sunday at East Decatur Station, 619 E. College Ave. in Decatur, Ga.

The Liquid Life: Hale Tiki
Hale Tiki ADDRESS: 660 Broad St.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Antonio Banderas has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 16 years after he arrived as a penniless young actor.

Spotted
Jennifer Tutt and Travis Myers took in the Boshears Skyfest last weekend at Daniel Field.

What makes barbecue good?
Everyone who has ever picked up a basting brush and put a pig in the pit believes his 'cue is true.

The Liquid Life: Hale Tiki
Hale Tiki ADDRESS: 660 Broad St.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Antonio Banderas has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 16 years after he arrived as a penniless young actor.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Spotted
Jennifer Tutt and Travis Myers took in the Boshears Skyfest last weekend at Daniel Field.

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'
NEW YORK - Jeff Daniels may be reaping critical acclaim for his turn as the pompous Bernard in "The Squid and the Whale," but the actor says his career has been "peppered with jerks."

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children
COMPTON, Calif. - Bill Cosby, who created a stir in the black community when he criticized young people for the way they speak, challenged parents in this crime-plagued, largely minority city to set goals for their children.

Club calendar
It's Ladies Night at Coyote's, so be sure to wear your really nice cowboy hat if you go. 2512 Peach Orchard Road; 560-9245

What makes barbecue good?
Everyone who has ever picked up a basting brush and put a pig in the pit believes his 'cue is true.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Does Vinnifer have the same ring to it as Brangelina?

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'
NEW YORK - Jeff Daniels may be reaping critical acclaim for his turn as the pompous Bernard in "The Squid and the Whale," but the actor says his career has been "peppered with jerks."

Pizzeria owner moves eatery to Augusta
Pizza has returned to Gordon Highway. Zorba's Pizza & Grill has opened in a space that once housed a Pizza Hut. Owner Nick Chionakis said he sold Nick's House of Pizza in Aiken, which he owned for 10 years, and moved across the street from the Regency Mall to be closer to friends in the Greek community.

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose this week to the highest level in 15 months while one-year adjustable rate mortgages climbed to the highest level in 4½ years. Analysts expect rising mortgage rates to cool the booming housing market in coming months.

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose this week to the highest level in 15 months while one-year adjustable rate mortgages climbed to the highest level in 4½ years. Analysts expect rising mortgage rates to cool the booming housing market in coming months.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast
Fishermen blame Strom Thurmond Lake's tough fishing conditions, lack of schooling fish and a steady bite on the full moon and high blue skies, but remain optimistic going into the weekend.

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast
Fishermen blame Strom Thurmond Lake's tough fishing conditions, lack of schooling fish and a steady bite on the full moon and high blue skies, but remain optimistic going into the weekend.

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic
Just 10 minutes remained in 12-year-old Anthony Lively's fishing day Oct. 8 on Lake Sinclair when he cast his soft plastic Senko lure into a likely spot and a 3.97-pound bass struck it.

Fishing tournaments

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic
Just 10 minutes remained in 12-year-old Anthony Lively's fishing day Oct. 8 on Lake Sinclair when he cast his soft plastic Senko lure into a likely spot and a 3.97-pound bass struck it.

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color
To most of us, color is an important characteristic of home landscaping.

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs
Nursery folk are fond of saying "the best spring flower gardens begin in the fall," but try telling that to the squirrels and other wild things foraging in your yard.

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs
Nursery folk are fond of saying "the best spring flower gardens begin in the fall," but try telling that to the squirrels and other wild things foraging in your yard.

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color
To most of us, color is an important characteristic of home landscaping.

Tech game with Miami postponed
ATLANTA - Score one in favor of the hurricane. The storm, not the football team.

Tech game with Miami postponed
ATLANTA - Score one in favor of the hurricane. The storm, not the football team.

Tech game with Miami postponed

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One look at the leaderboard Thursday in the Funai Classic made it abundantly clear who had work on their mind at Disney's sprawling amusement Mecca, with no greater example than Hunter Haas.

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One look at the leaderboard Thursday in the Funai Classic made it abundantly clear who had work on their mind at Disney's sprawling amusement Mecca, with no greater example than Hunter Haas.

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown

Player of the Week

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season

Coaches Confidential

Prep Football Key Matchups

Wolfpack duo accused of sexual assault

Radio schedule

Prep Football Schedule

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate

Prep Power Poll

Paying respect

Menu features some spicy rivalry games Friday night

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's one area school that can do more with its talent?

Wolfpack duo accused of sexual assault
A Columbia County grand jury indicted two Greenbrier High School students Wednesday on sexual assault charges.

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

Prep Football Schedule
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate
North Augusta linebacker Marcus Jackson has two birthdays. He was born April 13, 1988.

Prep Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at South Effingham (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at South Effingham (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)

Wolfpack duo accused of sexual assault
A Columbia County grand jury indicted two Greenbrier High School students Wednesday on sexual assault charges.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's one area school that can do more with its talent?

Paying respect
The T.W. Josey High School mascot looks over the body of a Laney Wildcat, who is really Josey junior Curtis Proctor, at the Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

Prep Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Malchow was about as effective as one player could be in leading his team to a 47-21 win at Georgia Military. He ran for 154 yards and touchdowns of 15, 40 and 43 yards. He completed seven of 10 passes for 102 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass. But the two-way standout also racked up six tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries. No truth to the rumor he drove the team bus, too.

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown
COLUMBIA - It was supposed to be a heated region battle for Strom Thurmond. If it was, it was the sort of heat that comes out of the automatic hand dryer in the men's room.

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown
COLUMBIA - It was supposed to be a heated region battle for Strom Thurmond. If it was, it was the sort of heat that comes out of the automatic hand dryer in the men's room.

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season
It's part of the manual of covering the hot area high school team. Questions must be asked. Notes taken. Statistics tabulated. And a picture of the coach and the team's top players is needed.

Menu features some spicy rivalry games Friday night
Students and fans will put something extra into their efforts this week. It's rivarly time. No area rivarly holds more fervor than T.W. Josey and Lucy Laney on a football field.

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate
North Augusta linebacker Marcus Jackson has two birthdays. He was born April 13, 1988.

Menu features some spicy rivalry games Friday night
Students and fans will put something extra into their efforts this week. It's rivarly time. No area rivarly holds more fervor than T.W. Josey and Lucy Laney on a football field.

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Malchow was about as effective as one player could be in leading his team to a 47-21 win at Georgia Military. He ran for 154 yards and touchdowns of 15, 40 and 43 yards. He completed seven of 10 passes for 102 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass. But the two-way standout also racked up six tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries. No truth to the rumor he drove the team bus, too.

Paying respect
The T.W. Josey High School mascot looks over the body of a Laney Wildcat, who is really Josey junior Curtis Proctor, at the Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season
It's part of the manual of covering the hot area high school team. Questions must be asked. Notes taken. Statistics tabulated. And a picture of the coach and the team's top players is needed.

Wilma sets Atlantic barometric pressure record
MIAMI - Hurricane Wilma doesn't stop making history: It is the strongest, most intense Atlantic hurricane in terms of barometric pressure and the most rapidly strengthening on record.

Florida governor declares state of emergency
NAPLES, Fla. - The governor declared a state of emergency Thursday ahead of approaching Hurricane Wilma, but the state got a little breathing room when the storm's slower pace postponed its likely landfall.

Wilma sets Atlantic barometric pressure record
MIAMI - Hurricane Wilma doesn't stop making history: It is the strongest, most intense Atlantic hurricane in terms of barometric pressure and the most rapidly strengthening on record.

Wilma grows into most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Hurricane Wilma wobbled toward Mexico's Cancun resort and Florida on Wednesday, an "extremely dangerous" storm that has already killed 12 people in the Caribbean and was labeled the most intense ever to form in the Americas.

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated
CANCUN, Mexico - Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly Thursday as it roared toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and southern Florida, an "extremely dangerous" storm that already has killed 13 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from Honduras to the Florida Keys.

Wilma grows into most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Hurricane Wilma wobbled toward Mexico's Cancun resort and Florida on Wednesday, an "extremely dangerous" storm that has already killed 12 people in the Caribbean and was labeled the most intense ever to form in the Americas.

Florida governor declares state of emergency
NAPLES, Fla. - The governor declared a state of emergency Thursday ahead of approaching Hurricane Wilma, but the state got a little breathing room when the storm's slower pace postponed its likely landfall.

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated
CANCUN, Mexico - Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly Thursday as it roared toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and southern Florida, an "extremely dangerous" storm that already has killed 13 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from Honduras to the Florida Keys.

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.

Blocker-Adams must be our mayor
It's time for a change! I am writing to endorse Helen Blocker-Adams as the next mayor of Augusta. Helen is a more than a talker.Freya S. Williams, Augusta

Did Pakistan quake take precedence?

Did Pakistan quake take precedence?
After watching aid from the United States being handed out in Pakistan, a mixture of feelings came over me. First-there was happiness that we are a caring people.Tony R. Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.

Augusta government is dysfunctional

Did Pakistan quake take precedence?
After watching aid from the United States being handed out in Pakistan, a mixture of feelings came over me. First-there was happiness that we are a caring people.Tony R. Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.

Volunteers made home tour a success
As co-chairman of this year's 28th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes, I would like to thank Features Editor Tharon Giddens, correspondent Charmain Brackett and photographer Andrew Tucker for showcasing the Summerville Tour of Homes in the Oct. 16 Today's Home section of The Augusta Chronicle.Ginger Nicholson, Augusta

Volunteers made home tour a success

Augusta government is dysfunctional
I see the Augusta commissioners are saying that if you vote down the sales tax, we will raise your property taxes. Don Matthews, Augusta

Blocker-Adams must be our mayor

Volunteers made home tour a success
As co-chairman of this year's 28th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes, I would like to thank Features Editor Tharon Giddens, correspondent Charmain Brackett and photographer Andrew Tucker for showcasing the Summerville Tour of Homes in the Oct. 16 Today's Home section of The Augusta Chronicle.Ginger Nicholson, Augusta

Augusta government is dysfunctional
I see the Augusta commissioners are saying that if you vote down the sales tax, we will raise your property taxes. Don Matthews, Augusta

Blocker-Adams must be our mayor
It's time for a change! I am writing to endorse Helen Blocker-Adams as the next mayor of Augusta. Helen is a more than a talker.Freya S. Williams, Augusta

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector

Living briefs

Toyota's electric car resembles armchair on wheels

Oil prices push eco-friendly cars in limelight at auto show

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel

Oil prices push eco-friendly cars in limelight at auto show
CHIBA, Japan - The usually futuristic "concept cars" at the Tokyo auto show are taking on an all-too-real immediacy this year amid soaring oil prices, with ecologically-friendly autos grabbing the limelight.

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling some models of the Scion tC amid reports that a glass wind deflector, located near the moonroof, may shatter when struck by road debris.

Toyota's electric car resembles armchair on wheels
CHIBA, Japan - Toyota's single-seat electric car resembles a soft cuddly armchair on three wheels and comes with a virtual "friend" programmed inside that learns the driver's tastes and personality.

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Antibacterial soaps and body washes in the household aren't any more effective in reducing illness than regular soap, and could potentially contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, experts told a government advisory panel Thursday.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature
It's not just a man's world out there; it's a big man's world.

Toyota's electric car resembles armchair on wheels
CHIBA, Japan - Toyota's single-seat electric car resembles a soft cuddly armchair on three wheels and comes with a virtual "friend" programmed inside that learns the driver's tastes and personality.

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Antibacterial soaps and body washes in the household aren't any more effective in reducing illness than regular soap, and could potentially contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, experts told a government advisory panel Thursday.

Oil prices push eco-friendly cars in limelight at auto show
CHIBA, Japan - The usually futuristic "concept cars" at the Tokyo auto show are taking on an all-too-real immediacy this year amid soaring oil prices, with ecologically-friendly autos grabbing the limelight.

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling some models of the Scion tC amid reports that a glass wind deflector, located near the moonroof, may shatter when struck by road debris.

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature
It's not just a man's world out there; it's a big man's world.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Back from the brink
Not once has a team under Bob Ferguson's control failed to reach the playoffs.

Back from the brink

By The Rules
The ECHL has instituted five new rules for the 2005-06 season. Here's a look at what each rule states, and an explanation by Lynx coach Bob Ferguson.

Lynx decide on opening roster
At the start of their first practice of training camp, the Augusta Lynx had three goaltenders on the ice. One was a rookie, the other two were members of the Lynx front office staff.

Lynx expect changes will do them good
New coach, new general manager, new rules, new division.

Lynx decide on opening roster

Lynx expect changes will do them good
New coach, new general manager, new rules, new division.

The Roster
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

The Roster
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

By The Rules
The ECHL has instituted five new rules for the 2005-06 season. Here's a look at what each rule states, and an explanation by Lynx coach Bob Ferguson.

Lynx expect changes will do them good

Back from the brink
Not once has a team under Bob Ferguson's control failed to reach the playoffs.

The Roster

Lynx decide on opening roster
At the start of their first practice of training camp, the Augusta Lynx had three goaltenders on the ice. One was a rookie, the other two were members of the Lynx front office staff.

By The Rules

Proposals on tuition might be renewed

Across the region
ATHENS, GA. - An Oconee County woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and could face 20 years in prison in the slaying of her boyfriend outside their mobile home Dec. 18, 2004.

Corrections

Seeing danger in drinking

Candidates answer to forum

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Powerball players dream of jackpot

Blog porn link revives quarrel
WOODBINE, Ga. - Camden County Commissioner Sandy Feller apologized this week for pornographic links on his Web log, or blog, and said he has instituted monitoring that will prevent a recurrence.

Aiken leaders feel bond deal pressure

Officials delay development vote

More teens will face charges
A day after two Greenbrier football players were indicted on a variety of sex charges, four other students, including three girls listed previously as victims in the case, faced new charges, authorities said Thursday.

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs

Election board member calls on Cox to resign
ATLANTA -- A member of the State Elections Board called on Secretary of State Cathy Cox to resign during a meeting of the panel Friday.

Kid of the Day

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery
Rolling the slime back and forth in a plastic bag, Colby Jenkins, 5, said the substance felt like a "squishy mashed potato."

Schools add security amid violence rumor

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
STATESBORO - Swayed by hundreds of students and business owners, the Statesboro City Council on Tuesday delayed a vote on an ordinance that would ban drink specials and happy hours and limit customers to one drink at a time.

Man could get life term for carjacking at post
A federal court jury convicted a Hephzibah man Thursday of carjacking a mother and child at Fort Gordon.

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Road work might be done earlier
Improvements proposed for the Interstate 20 and Bobby Jones Expressway interchange might occur two years earlier than originally planned.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta

Council decides to accept SRS fee
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council, which declined earlier this year to accept the U.S. Department of Energy's payment for land at Savannah River Site in hopes of increasing the amount, has decided to take the money while it's still available.

Man could get life term for carjacking at post

Program keeps youth off street, on campus
AIKEN - As a member of the Schofield Strings, Lauren Hightower said she gets to enjoy Mozart instead of the danger she might encounter on the streets.

News you can use

Schools promise to call back
Richmond County school board members say they're getting the message: Parents want answers and school officials should provide them.

Schools promise to call back

Halloween food drive begins Saturday
A Halloween-themed food drive returns Saturday for nine area counties.

More teens will face charges

Blog porn link revives quarrel
WOODBINE, Ga. - Camden County Commissioner Sandy Feller apologized this week for pornographic links on his Web log, or blog, and said he has instituted monitoring that will prevent a recurrence.

4 more Greenbrier students charged
Police charged four more Greenbrier High School students today in connection with the Sept. 17-18 incident in which two Greenbrier football players were indicted Wednesday for sex offenses.

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's budget has taken a hit of more than $600,000 from Hurricane Katrina, UGA administrators said Wednesday.

Report cards show little improvement

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Say goodbye to the guru.

Aiken set to auction surplus goods online

Woman seeks sentence cut
A woman who played a role in a $300,000-plus racketeering scheme at the Augusta Richmond-County garage was back in court Thursday seeking a sentence reduction.

Corrections
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported how the Aiken County Council voted on a proposed bond issue Tuesday night. Council members voted twice:

Proposals on tuition might be renewed
ATLANTA - A task force set up by former Chancellor Tom Meredith crafted a group of recommendations that could have led to significantly higher college costs for students at all of Georgia's 35 colleges and universities.

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Candidates answer to forum
Questions at the East Augusta Neighborhood Association's candidate forum Thursday ran the gamut from those aimed at District 1 commission candidate Robert DeMello about his run-ins with the law to Augusta's image to the fate of the special purpose sales tax program at the ballot box in November.

Kid of the Day
Zachary Aiden Larsen is today's Kid of the Day.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta
With more than 100 evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita still living in limbo at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Augusta's American Red Cross chapter has been sorting out what to do if even more families pour into the city in the wake of Wilma.

Across the area
A Monetta, S.C., man was found guilty Thursday of molesting a girl last year and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Soldier guilty in child porn case

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Report cards show little improvement
A new set of national test results is in, but what those results mean for the effectiveness of No Child Left Behind is still in question.

Halloween food drive begins Saturday

Leak of candidate's record starts probe
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength has launched an internal investigation into a leaked misdemeanor record of District 1 Augusta Commission candidate Robert DeMello, but the sheriff refused to confirm or deny that the record is official.

Woman seeks sentence cut

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Powerball players dream of jackpot
David Brooks has an appointment with the Powerball lottery machine at his Gloverville convenience store, Jerry's Curb Market, this morning.

Program keeps youth off street, on campus

Aiken set to auction surplus goods online
AIKEN - The city has a new way to sell excess goods. Aiken has contracted with a national firm, Gov Deals, to auction surplus and confiscated property online.

Council decides to accept SRS fee

Georgia ramps up projects
The $400 million worth of state Department of Transportation road projects that has seen the light of day in Richmond County since 1985 might seem like a mighty tally.

Across the area

Suspect evades police in 2 states

Blog porn link revives quarrel

Good Shepherd's bells to remember Trafalgar

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth

MCG gets giant check

Road work might be done earlier

Across the area
Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Augusta Richmond County Board of Elections, said a federal judge's order blocking a Georgia law that requires government-issued photo identification for voters will not significantly affect the upcoming elections.

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery

Soldier guilty in child porn case
A military judge has convicted a Fort Gordon Army officer on a charge of possessing child pornography, officials said Wednesday.

Across South Carolina

Suspect evades police in 2 states
AIKEN - Authorities in two states are looking for a Hephzibah man who is accused of assaulting a Richmond County deputy three weeks ago and was chased into South Carolina Wednesday morning by officers.

Leak of candidate's record starts probe

Corrections
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported how the Aiken County Council voted on a proposed bond issue Tuesday night. Council members voted twice:

Augusta's murder rate drops

Augusta's murder rate drops
If you live in the Augusta area, you're far more likely to get your home broken into than get killed.

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Aiken leaders feel bond deal pressure
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council bought some time Tuesday by not voting on a proposed bond deal between the county and a private developer, but political pressures aren't likely to subside.

Across Georgia

Report cards show little improvement
A new set of national test results is in, but what those results mean for the effectiveness of No Child Left Behind is still in question.

Rants and Raves
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Aiken set to auction surplus goods online
AIKEN - The city has a new way to sell excess goods. Aiken has contracted with a national firm, Gov Deals, to auction surplus and confiscated property online.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Ben R. Morris, the former president and publisher of The State newspaper, died Wednesday apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Richland County coroner said.

Proposals on tuition might be renewed
ATLANTA - A task force set up by former Chancellor Tom Meredith crafted a group of recommendations that could have led to significantly higher college costs for students at all of Georgia's 35 colleges and universities.

Across the area
Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Augusta Richmond County Board of Elections, said a federal judge's order blocking a Georgia law that requires government-issued photo identification for voters will not significantly affect the upcoming elections.

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Events scheduled for this week include:

Georgia ramps up projects

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's budget has taken a hit of more than $600,000 from Hurricane Katrina, UGA administrators said Wednesday.

MCG gets giant check
Diane Wray looked like she had won the lottery Wednesday as she hefted the giant fake check.

Riders use bus to save

Aiken leaders feel bond deal pressure
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council bought some time Tuesday by not voting on a proposed bond deal between the county and a private developer, but political pressures aren't likely to subside.

Across Georgia
STATESBORO - Swayed by hundreds of students and business owners, the Statesboro City Council on Tuesday delayed a vote on an ordinance that would ban drink specials and happy hours and limit customers to one drink at a time.

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Events scheduled for this week include:

Augusta's murder rate drops
If you live in the Augusta area, you're far more likely to get your home broken into than get killed.

Officials delay development vote
The Columbia County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table the vote on the application for the second phase of Riverwood Plantation off Washington Road.

Soldier guilty in child porn case
A military judge has convicted a Fort Gordon Army officer on a charge of possessing child pornography, officials said Wednesday.

Riders use bus to save
Car problems originally prompted Sara Kennedy to start riding the bus in the spring.

Suspect evades police in 2 states
AIKEN - Authorities in two states are looking for a Hephzibah man who is accused of assaulting a Richmond County deputy three weeks ago and was chased into South Carolina Wednesday morning by officers.

Kid of the Day
Zachary Aiden Larsen is today's Kid of the Day.

Schools add security amid violence rumor
School officials say they hope placing additional deputies and security officers at Glenn Hills and Hephzibah high schools will calm the fears of parents alarmed by growing rumors of pending violence related to a weekend fatal shooting.

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery
Rolling the slime back and forth in a plastic bag, Colby Jenkins, 5, said the substance felt like a "squishy mashed potato."

Good Shepherd's bells to remember Trafalgar
Bells will be a-ringin' Friday morning when a Walton Way church commemorates the anniversary of Britain's greatest naval victory with a musical tradition steeped in roots of the Anglican church.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta
With more than 100 evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita still living in limbo at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Augusta's American Red Cross chapter has been sorting out what to do if even more families pour into the city in the wake of Wilma.

Seeing danger in drinking
Sonnia John's bright-purple shoes darted wobblingly about but had trouble following the straight line taped to the ground.

More teens will face charges
A day after two Greenbrier football players were indicted on a variety of sex charges, four other students, including three girls listed previously as victims in the case, faced new charges, authorities said Thursday.

Kid of the Day
Josey Madyson Thomas is today's Kid of the Day.

Man could get life term for carjacking at post
A federal court jury convicted a Hephzibah man Thursday of carjacking a mother and child at Fort Gordon.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Ben R. Morris, the former president and publisher of The State newspaper, died Wednesday apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Richland County coroner said.

Program keeps youth off street, on campus
AIKEN - As a member of the Schofield Strings, Lauren Hightower said she gets to enjoy Mozart instead of the danger she might encounter on the streets.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Road work might be done earlier
Improvements proposed for the Interstate 20 and Bobby Jones Expressway interchange might occur two years earlier than originally planned.

Powerball players dream of jackpot
David Brooks has an appointment with the Powerball lottery machine at his Gloverville convenience store, Jerry's Curb Market, this morning.

Candidates answer to forum
Questions at the East Augusta Neighborhood Association's candidate forum Thursday ran the gamut from those aimed at District 1 commission candidate Robert DeMello about his run-ins with the law to Augusta's image to the fate of the special purpose sales tax program at the ballot box in November.

Schools add security amid violence rumor
School officials say they hope placing additional deputies and security officers at Glenn Hills and Hephzibah high schools will calm the fears of parents alarmed by growing rumors of pending violence related to a weekend fatal shooting.

Officials delay development vote
The Columbia County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table the vote on the application for the second phase of Riverwood Plantation off Washington Road.

MCG gets giant check
Diane Wray looked like she had won the lottery Wednesday as she hefted the giant fake check.

Council decides to accept SRS fee
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council, which declined earlier this year to accept the U.S. Department of Energy's payment for land at Savannah River Site in hopes of increasing the amount, has decided to take the money while it's still available.

Leak of candidate's record starts probe
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength has launched an internal investigation into a leaked misdemeanor record of District 1 Augusta Commission candidate Robert DeMello, but the sheriff refused to confirm or deny that the record is official.

Riders use bus to save
Car problems originally prompted Sara Kennedy to start riding the bus in the spring.

Seeing danger in drinking
Sonnia John's bright-purple shoes darted wobblingly about but had trouble following the straight line taped to the ground.

Woman seeks sentence cut
A woman who played a role in a $300,000-plus racketeering scheme at the Augusta Richmond-County garage was back in court Thursday seeking a sentence reduction.

Georgia ramps up projects
The $400 million worth of state Department of Transportation road projects that has seen the light of day in Richmond County since 1985 might seem like a mighty tally.

Schools promise to call back
Richmond County school board members say they're getting the message: Parents want answers and school officials should provide them.

Good Shepherd's bells to remember Trafalgar
Bells will be a-ringin' Friday morning when a Walton Way church commemorates the anniversary of Britain's greatest naval victory with a musical tradition steeped in roots of the Anglican church.

Halloween food drive begins Saturday
A Halloween-themed food drive returns Saturday for nine area counties.

Kid of the Day
Josey Madyson Thomas is today's Kid of the Day.

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Say goodbye to the guru.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Mini reviews

Latest in end-time films to be shown at churches
When Mel Gibson went outside the Hollywood movie distribution system to find an audience for The Passion of the Christ, and succeeded, other faith-based producers, including Cloud Ten Pictures, were watching.

Disney's 'Herbie' loses its charm
Just because Lindsay Lohan has become the tawdry tabloid target of choice doesn't mean she can't still indulge in a little family-friendly fun. After all, it is her girlish giggle, freckles and innocent demeanor that made her a Disney favorite and therefore an authentic teen phenomenon.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

In this corner, Rocky - again
Face the facts, Sly, the Eye of the Tiger just isn't as appealing when it's wearing bifocals.

Latest in end-time films to be shown at churches
When Mel Gibson went outside the Hollywood movie distribution system to find an audience for The Passion of the Christ, and succeeded, other faith-based producers, including Cloud Ten Pictures, were watching.

Disney's 'Herbie' loses its charm

Disney's 'Herbie' loses its charm
Just because Lindsay Lohan has become the tawdry tabloid target of choice doesn't mean she can't still indulge in a little family-friendly fun. After all, it is her girlish giggle, freckles and innocent demeanor that made her a Disney favorite and therefore an authentic teen phenomenon.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

In this corner, Rocky - again

In this corner, Rocky - again
Face the facts, Sly, the Eye of the Tiger just isn't as appealing when it's wearing bifocals.

Latest in end-time films to be shown at churches

Sonic spotlight: Meredith Jenkins

Concerts
Tracy Lawrence: 7:30 tonight, Western Carolina State Fair, Aiken; westerncarolinastatefair.com.

Sonic spotlight: Meredith Jenkins
Meredith Jenkins is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Sonic spotlight: Meredith Jenkins
Meredith Jenkins is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Concerts

New CD looks to singer's past, future
For Tracy Lawrence, a rejuvenated career meant taking an opportunity to rerecord his past.

New CD looks to singer's past, future

Concerts
Tracy Lawrence: 7:30 tonight, Western Carolina State Fair, Aiken; westerncarolinastatefair.com.

New CD looks to singer's past, future
For Tracy Lawrence, a rejuvenated career meant taking an opportunity to rerecord his past.

Racing newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart was in position to build a triple-digit lead in the Chase for the Championship at Lowe's Motor Speedway when he blew out a right-rear tire and hit the wall.

Ganassi might release driver
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Car owner Chip Ganassi might be softening his stance against Jamie McMurray leaving before his contract expires.

Racing newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart was in position to build a triple-digit lead in the Chase for the Championship at Lowe's Motor Speedway when he blew out a right-rear tire and hit the wall.

Racing newsmaker: Tony Stewart

Getting a restart
CONCORD, N.C. - Robbie Loomis stood in the middle of the garage area before Saturday night's race and looked around.

Ganassi might release driver
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Car owner Chip Ganassi might be softening his stance against Jamie McMurray leaving before his contract expires.

Getting a restart
CONCORD, N.C. - Robbie Loomis stood in the middle of the garage area before Saturday night's race and looked around.

Getting a restart

Ganassi might release driver

Charlotte, NBA team unveil new downtown arena
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After more than five years of political angst, Charlotte is ready to take the wrapper off a $265 million downtown arena that will be home to the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Charlotte, NBA team unveil new downtown arena

Charlotte, NBA team unveil new downtown arena
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After more than five years of political angst, Charlotte is ready to take the wrapper off a $265 million downtown arena that will be home to the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Alexander's stock is soaring

Price ready to get his chance with Cowboys

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edmund Rupprecht    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard E. Dawkins, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Father Herbert Wellmeier    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory A. Buford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Ms. Inez Benning    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Alexander    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Albert R. Tanner, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Sello Pryor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edmund Rupprecht    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter R. Glabas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Kathy A. Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. J.M. Dixon    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Sherian D. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Albert R. Tanner, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Wayne Starnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Father Herbert Wellmeier    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Rozar    (TOWNSEND, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Kathy A. Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Peter R. Glabas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Bell Jasper    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Wayne Starnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sherian D. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Sello Pryor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dalton Kelly Redd    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie H. Leeking    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois W. Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frankie M. Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Rozar    (TOWNSEND, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Henderson    (SEBRING, FL.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. J.M. Dixon    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Dawkins, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Inez Benning    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Alexander    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Dalton Kelly Redd    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie H. Leeking    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois W. Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frankie M. Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Henderson    (SEBRING, FL.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory A. Buford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois W. Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Sherian D. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Kathy A. Madden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Sello Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Alexander (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Wayne Starnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Flora Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. J.M. Dixon (SPARTA, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Henderson (SEBRING, FL.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Dawkins, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Odom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Walter C. Rozar (TOWNSEND, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter R. Glabas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie H. Leeking (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Father Herbert Wellmeier (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Simpkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Albert R. Tanner, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edmund Rupprecht (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory A. Buford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Inez Benning (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Dalton Kelly Redd (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Bell Jasper (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Frankie M. Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

State's best has enough vs. Cavs

Overtime

Area Announcements

Wildcats bow out

Augustans refuse to live in the past

Overtime

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title

Augustans refuse to live in the past
Individually, the Georgilina Reruns have undoubtedly seen many firsts over the course of their lifetimes.

Overtime
Leo Mazzone, part of the Atlanta Braves organization since 1979, and the pitching coach since 1990, has agreed to a three-year deal to become pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

Overtime
New York Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi was hired Wednesday as manager of the Florida Marlins, agreeing to a three-year contract.

Wildcats bow out
Daniel Welsh can take solace that he didn't see the end of his soccer career Thursday at Westminster.

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title
Greenbrier and Lakeside are no strangers on the volleyball court. Thursday night's Area 2-AAAA Tournament final was the teams' fifth matchup this year.

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title
Greenbrier and Lakeside are no strangers on the volleyball court. Thursday night's Area 2-AAAA Tournament final was the teams' fifth matchup this year.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

State's best has enough vs. Cavs
MACON, Ga. - Augusta Prep's soccer team couldn't join the party Thursday night.

State's best has enough vs. Cavs
MACON, Ga. - Augusta Prep's soccer team couldn't join the party Thursday night.

Augustans refuse to live in the past
Individually, the Georgilina Reruns have undoubtedly seen many firsts over the course of their lifetimes.

Wildcats bow out
Daniel Welsh can take solace that he didn't see the end of his soccer career Thursday at Westminster.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
New York Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi was hired Wednesday as manager of the Florida Marlins, agreeing to a three-year contract.

Overtime
Leo Mazzone, part of the Atlanta Braves organization since 1979, and the pitching coach since 1990, has agreed to a three-year deal to become pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

Alexander's stock is soaring
OK, I admit it. I was wrong about Peyton Manning.

Alexander's stock is soaring
OK, I admit it. I was wrong about Peyton Manning.

Price ready to get his chance with Cowboys
IRVING, Texas - Hey football fans, remember a guy named Peerless Price? Receiver. Second-round pick out of Tennessee in 1999. Made the Pro Bowl in 2002.

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings are hoping the return of wide receiver Nate Burleson can provide a boost after a poor start and off-the-field distractions.

Price ready to get his chance with Cowboys
IRVING, Texas - Hey football fans, remember a guy named Peerless Price? Receiver. Second-round pick out of Tennessee in 1999. Made the Pro Bowl in 2002.

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings are hoping the return of wide receiver Nate Burleson can provide a boost after a poor start and off-the-field distractions.

Rhonda Vincent headlines Soul and Song concert

Rhonda Vincent headlines Soul and Song concert
It's a year of firsts for bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent, who has recently released her first live CD and first concert DVD.

Rhonda Vincent headlines Soul and Song concert
It's a year of firsts for bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent, who has recently released her first live CD and first concert DVD.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

AARP seeks volunteers for tax-aide classes
The AARP Tax-Aide, the largest free volunteer tax preparation service nationwide, is looking for volunteers for many centers here in Augusta.

Soldiers class helps out with Habitat project
At a previous duty station, 1st Lt. Chris Hall had arranged for his fellow soldiers to work on a Habitat for Humanity project; however, he had to work that day.

Hospital lets Girl Scouts shadow nurses
Doctors Hospital is urging young women to become nurses.

Marching unit teaches lessons in life
Members of the South Augusta Marching Unit learn more than just how to march and make music.

School honors veterans from Aiken County towns
A project three years in the making was dedicated to the veterans of Jackson, Beech Island and New Ellenton on Oct. 13.

Program teaches children to live healthy lives
Obesity is a growing concern among people of all ages and races across the country. Adam Butler, the Project Best program manager, sees a need to curb bad habits that lead to the unhealthy lifestyle.

Military Milestones
- Capt. David Calvin Geer, a native of Augusta, retired July 29 after 26 years of service in the Navy.

Pupils solve mystery of the missing blow pops
The mystery began early Oct. 12. Not long after arriving at school, children in Amy Hillman's fifth-grade class at Freedom Park Elementary School discovered that a bag of blow pops was missing from the science lab.

Post happenings
ARMY FIELD BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway; free tickets required: available at the Public Affairs Office, Nelson Hall, Building 29801, Room 214, Fort Gordon; 791-5139.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Marching unit teaches lessons in life
Members of the South Augusta Marching Unit learn more than just how to march and make music.

Milestones
John Douglass Cates V, of Augusta, a 2003 graduate of Westminster Schools, has been named a Presidential Scholar at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Disabled readers enjoy audio books
Losing your eyesight can be devastating. For those who love reading, the Augusta Talking Book Center can make coping a bit easier.

Around the house
Ragin' Cajun Casino Night will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. today at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

Dorchester offers close community
The convenience of west Augusta living, combined with the safety of a neighborhood with no through-traffic, makes Dorchester a good place to call home for both young and old.

Hospital lets Girl Scouts shadow nurses
Doctors Hospital is urging young women to become nurses.

Program teaches children to live healthy lives
Obesity is a growing concern among people of all ages and races across the country. Adam Butler, the Project Best program manager, sees a need to curb bad habits that lead to the unhealthy lifestyle.

Storyland Theater takes 'Rumplestiltskin' to Imperial
Outspoken radio personality Austin Rhodes is often recognized by strangers in public. The reason he's recognized, though, would surprise some people.

Soldiers class helps out with Habitat project
At a previous duty station, 1st Lt. Chris Hall had arranged for his fellow soldiers to work on a Habitat for Humanity project; however, he had to work that day.

Military Milestones
- Capt. David Calvin Geer, a native of Augusta, retired July 29 after 26 years of service in the Navy.

Pupils solve mystery of the missing blow pops
The mystery began early Oct. 12. Not long after arriving at school, children in Amy Hillman's fifth-grade class at Freedom Park Elementary School discovered that a bag of blow pops was missing from the science lab.

Dorchester offers close community
The convenience of west Augusta living, combined with the safety of a neighborhood with no through-traffic, makes Dorchester a good place to call home for both young and old.

School honors veterans from Aiken County towns
A project three years in the making was dedicated to the veterans of Jackson, Beech Island and New Ellenton on Oct. 13.

Disabled readers enjoy audio books
Losing your eyesight can be devastating. For those who love reading, the Augusta Talking Book Center can make coping a bit easier.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for their 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

Post happenings
ARMY FIELD BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway; free tickets required: available at the Public Affairs Office, Nelson Hall, Building 29801, Room 214, Fort Gordon; 791-5139.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for their 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

AARP seeks volunteers for tax-aide classes
The AARP Tax-Aide, the largest free volunteer tax preparation service nationwide, is looking for volunteers for many centers here in Augusta.

This week
Radio-thon for the Augusta Youth Center: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; Augusta Youth Center, 302 Watkins St.; held by Radio One of Augusta; 724-0362

Milestones
John Douglass Cates V, of Augusta, a 2003 graduate of Westminster Schools, has been named a Presidential Scholar at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Events
CAMPFIRE TALES: 7 p.m. Friday; Assembly Shelter, Mistletoe State Park, 3723 Mistletoe Road, Appling; entertainment provided by storyteller Tim Hall; free with $3 park admission; (706) 541-0321

This week
Radio-thon for the Augusta Youth Center: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; Augusta Youth Center, 302 Watkins St.; held by Radio One of Augusta; 724-0362

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu.

Easter Seals will feature mill on new ornament
Enterprise Mill is the historic Augusta site featured on this year's Easter Seals Ornament of Hope.

Around the house
Ragin' Cajun Casino Night will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. today at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

Events
CAMPFIRE TALES: 7 p.m. Friday; Assembly Shelter, Mistletoe State Park, 3723 Mistletoe Road, Appling; entertainment provided by storyteller Tim Hall; free with $3 park admission; (706) 541-0321

Storyland Theater takes 'Rumplestiltskin' to Imperial
Outspoken radio personality Austin Rhodes is often recognized by strangers in public. The reason he's recognized, though, would surprise some people.

Easter Seals will feature mill on new ornament
Enterprise Mill is the historic Augusta site featured on this year's Easter Seals Ornament of Hope.

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu.

School honors veterans from Aiken County towns

Events

Reunions

Lunch menu

Post happenings

Pupils solve mystery of the missing blow pops

AARP seeks volunteers for tax-aide classes

Military Milestones

Milestones

Easter Seals will feature mill on new ornament

For the record

Storyland Theater takes 'Rumplestiltskin' to Imperial

Program teaches children to live healthy lives

Around the house

Disabled readers enjoy audio books

This week

Dorchester offers close community

Hospital lets Girl Scouts shadow nurses

Marching unit teaches lessons in life

Soldiers class helps out with Habitat project

Some actors do well as writers

Club calendar

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children

Spotted

People in the News

Pizzeria owner moves eatery to Augusta

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'

What makes barbecue good?

The Liquid Life: Hale Tiki

What's For Lunch: Tap Tap

Applause calendar

People in the News

Stuff to do

Browning accepts role with Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Tyson Browning authored one of the most electrifying plays in Mark Richt's five seasons as coach at Georgia, turning a screen pass into a 93-yard touchdown at Louisiana State University in 2003.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes
ATHENS, Ga. - Before this season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley offered words of wisdom to the guys that run downfield to catch his passes.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes
ATHENS, Ga. - Before this season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley offered words of wisdom to the guys that run downfield to catch his passes.

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game

Browning accepts role with Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Tyson Browning authored one of the most electrifying plays in Mark Richt's five seasons as coach at Georgia, turning a screen pass into a 93-yard touchdown at Louisiana State University in 2003.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game
ATHENS, Ga. - There's an old adage that's been applied to both baseball and football: To be strong defensively, a team needs to be strong up the middle.

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game
ATHENS, Ga. - There's an old adage that's been applied to both baseball and football: To be strong defensively, a team needs to be strong up the middle.

Browning accepts role with Bulldogs

Some actors do well as writers
One of the film industry's cardinal rules is to never write a character with a specific actor in mind. Often, the pitfalls of scheduling, money or interest find a role tailored for Jack Nicholson, going to John Gielgud.

Some actors do well as writers
One of the film industry's cardinal rules is to never write a character with a specific actor in mind. Often, the pitfalls of scheduling, money or interest find a role tailored for Jack Nicholson, going to John Gielgud.

Thompson is implicated
COLUMBIA - Sobbing and wiping away tears on the witness stand, former South Carolina defensive lineman Kevin "KT" Mainord pointed out ex-teammate Moe Thompson as the person who led them to steal electronic equipment from two dorm rooms in February.

Thompson is implicated
COLUMBIA - Sobbing and wiping away tears on the witness stand, former South Carolina defensive lineman Kevin "KT" Mainord pointed out ex-teammate Moe Thompson as the person who led them to steal electronic equipment from two dorm rooms in February.

Thompson is implicated

Wilma grows into most intense Atlantic storm ever recorded

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated

Florida governor declares state of emergency

Wilma sets Atlantic barometric pressure record